Introduction to Founda
The Founda Health Platform is an API gateway (served as SaaS) that enables applications to connect to healthcare provider systems through an uniform set of interfaces. The gateway handles receiving, processing and sending of healthcare data.
Applications integrate once with the Founda Health Platform to provide their services to different healthcare organizations. Each organization connected to the health gateway is exposed as a unique set of endpoints. Healthcare organizations authorize Applications to access their endpoints.
The Founda Health Platform is a vendor agnostic, secure, and standards-first platform. It offers prebuilt and reusable integrations following the principles of FHIR-based IHE profiles. Hence, the Founda Health Platform reduces integration complexity, creating a win-win situation for healthcare as a whole.
If you want to get started with you integration right away, take a look at our Getting Started documentation!
If you want to learn more on the terminology that is used by Founda in this documentation, check out our Glossary!
The platform provides services to support interaction patterns between data providers and consumers. It represents common use cases that both parties want to be able to execute. The interaction patterns are based on IHE profiles and the Interaction Guides give a clear description on how to implement each interaction pattern.
- Clinical Information Exchange - Publish and retrieve (clinical) data between data consumers and providers, without dealing with differences between various data providers.
- Subscription Management - Process event messages - such as admission, discharge and transfers (ADT) - like HL7v2.x. Founda integrates with the messaging interface on premise, and forwards messages to eligible subscribers.
- Patient Identifier Cross Reference Management (to be archived) - Keeps track of patient demographic information and has the ability to link multiple patient identities referring to the same patient. Also facilitates the discovery and transformation of different patient identifiers when data is exchanged.
- Audit Record Repository - Provides a standardized way to store and retrieve audit records in a central audit trail. Audit messages are accessible through both the Founda Console as the API.